How do you like your eggs? Because we like ours poached and soaked in sunshine! These London brunch hot spots really come to life on a sunny day. So what better excuse to pull up a chair, grab a Mimosa (or a few, if you go to a bottomless brunch) and prepare yourself for a long and leisurely morning/day/evening. After all, a solid brunch tends to last at least 5 hours…
Tucked away near King’s Cross lies Big Chill House’s colourful rooftop bar. This summer, they’ve launched Bottomless Sundays, bringing Londoners an indulgent brunch within a vibrant setting. If you book in advanced here, for £20 you’ll be granted entry as well as unlimited Bloody Mary’s or Mimosas alongside your brunch dish of choice. To accompany your boozy brunch, Big Chill House’s resident DJ’s will take to the roof terrace decks from 12pm onwards, playing a chilled out selection of Funk, Soul and Disco .
257-259 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9NL
2. No 32. Old Town
Clapham Old Town is definitely an area for the yummy mummies, which is fantastic news when you’re after a spot on Egg’s Benedict. The avocado cheese toasty is an absolute winner. Plus, the Bloody Marys are some of the best we’ve had – and we’ve had a few in our time!
32 Old Town, London SW4 0LB
Talk about an outdoor brunch with a view. High up on the 38th floor of the Heron Tower, you’ll be able to chow down on a variety of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian food with a backdrop of unbeatable panoramic views of London. Their Dayzed Brunch Party takes place on the 9th July. Tickets start from only £17.50 – you can purchase them here.
110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
Located in the vibrant, pedestrianised Exmouth Market, Caravan is a popular favourite for an al fresco brunch. For something simple, yet utterly indulgent, try their fluffy crumpets with ‘too much’ butter. Although, this is a slight lie – there is no such thing as too much butter…
11-13 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QD
5. Lima Floral
Just around the corner from buzzing Covent Garden, the modern Peruvian restaurant Lima Floral offers two set weekend brunch menus. The first, priced at £18, is a three course Andean Breakfast. The second, brilliantly named, the Long Lunch (we approve), is £32 and includes a selection of sharing starters, such as Sea Bream Ceviche and Huancaina Beef, and a choice of flavoursome Peruvian mains. Definitely an ideal brunch spot if you’re a bit bored of poached eggs.
14 Garrick St, London WC2E 9BJ
6. Trade, Shoreditch
The independently owned coffee shop and sandwich bar also serves up an all day brunch. You must try their unique take on the traditional Egg’s Benedict – instead, they use pastrami alongside 2 poached eggs & Hollandaise sauce, plated up on top of a toasted cholla roll. You can still opt for salmon or ham, if you prefer to stick to the classic. Their scrambled eggs are also the best we’ve tried in London. No joke.
47 Commercial Street, London E1 6BD